DC orders closure of Margherita-Changlang road

CHANGLANG, 15 Jun: Changlang DC Sunny K. Singh through an order under Section 144 CrPC prohibited movement of all types of vehicles along the Margherita-Changlang road with immediate effect after rain-triggered landslide damaged a large portion of the road , around 19 km from here on Tuesday.

Commuters are advised to take the Changlang-Khonsa-Deomali route to reach Assam in case of emergencies or any exigencies.

The EE, PWD, Changlang division has been directed to make every effort to restore the road.

Apprehending that the wholesalers/retailers of Changlang town market may increase the rates of essential commodities, including meat and fishes due to disruption in road communication, the DC, in yet another order, directed the Changlang DF&CSO to monitor the prices of essential commodities in the market until the road communication is restored.

The district veterinary officer, district horticulture officer and district agriculture officer have also been directed to monitor the items related to their departments in Changlang town market and submit daily reports. (DIPRO)